Aww, man. Just when we’d totally sided with Jennifer Aniston over Uncoolgate 2008, Angelina Jolie had to go and do something to make us like her again. No, she didn’t add another impoverished baby to her litter of Jolie-Pitts. She cried. Real, human tears. During a press conference for her new film Changeling she was asked about where she drew inspiration for the role. Angie’s mom passed away right before she started filming, and understandably, it remains a difficult topic. Waterworks start at 1:10. [Goldenfiddle]
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Beyonce unleashes her alter ego Sasha Fierce upon the world today with her brand new album, I Am…Sasha Fierce. But Beyonce’s not the only pop star with a split personality — from Mariah to Britney to Janet, many of pop’s hottest ladies have developed characters they slide in and out of. Beyonce says Sasha comes out when Beyonce needs protection, but from all the photographic evidence we’ve seen, it seems she comes out when Bey wants to look her hottest. Find out which of your favorite pop stars make crazy look sexy.
It’s Idol mania around here, with both David Archuleta and David Cook launching a chart-assault with their debut albums, and rumors that Kelly Clarkson‘s working on one right now. And of course, there are those Idols who’ll seemingly never leave us — like Clay Aiken and Daughtry. Check out videos from some of our favorites, and be sure to enter our David Cook’s “Light On” Contest. Check here for details on how David Cook can see you perform his brand-new hit single, and get some practice by watching these Idols!
David Cook — “Light On”
Cougar-bait and occasional recording artist John Mayer is teaming up with CBS to develop a variety show, expected to air as soon as early 2009. Mayer is planning on pairing his love of adult-contemporary music and stand-up comedy (has there ever been a more terrifying combination?) to create a weekly show.
When Madonna‘s not drawing up an insane list of demands for soon-to-be ex-husband Guy Ritchie to follow, she’s allegedly telling pals about the depth of new lover A-Rod‘s soul. According to The New York Post‘s Page Six, Madge told a friend that A-Rod “has the heart of a poet trapped inside an insanely gorgeous body.”
Obviously the woman who’s written lines such as “See which flavor you like and I’ll have it for you/Come on in to my store, I got candy galore” is imminently qualified to name the Yankee the poet laureate of her heart. A-Rod’s been writing “sweet, personal and rambling expressions of his feelings” to the kabbalah-loving mother of three.
In breaking news that you already knew, Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s lawyer Robert Shapiro is bravely stepping forward, four years after his death, and alleging that the deceased rapper was crazy. Shapiro told Page Six that ODB, who alternatively went by the names “Big Baby Jesus” and “Ol’ Dirty Chinese Restaurant”, might have been mentally ill. He would “talk in jive talk” and “come into court with two different shoes, labels with price tags attached,” Shapiro says, which actually sounds like the more normal charges leveled against the Wu-Tang Clan member. We’re not sure if Shapiro’s selling a book or something, but he better spice it up if he’s going to accuse ODB of craziness. Below are some of our favorite incidents of ODB craziness:
- Hijacked the stage at the 1998 Grammy Awards as Shawn Colvin was accepting the award for Song of the Year, upset that Wu-Tang had lost in the Best Rap Album category. He stated: “When it comes to the children, Wu-Tang is for the children. We teach the children…I want you all to know that this is ODB, and I love you all. Peace!“
- Answered to the names ODB, Dirt McGirt, Big Baby Jesus, Osirus, Ol’ Dirty Chinese Restaurant, Joe Bananas and Peanut the Kidnapper.
- Was arrested for shoplifting a pair of shoes worth $50 when he had $500 in his pocket.
- After being arrested with 20 vials of crack on his person, he asked police to “make the rocks disappear.”
- Famously showed up to a welfare office to collect food stamps in a limo. He invited MTV News cameras along to document.
- Hung out with Mariah Carey.
Beyonce has already proven she’s superwoman, with hit singles, hit movies, and a hitmaker husband to prove it. But according to the Los Angeles Times, Beyonce wants to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming film adaptation. The singer has met with representatives from DC Comics and Warner Brothers to discuss playing the first black female superhero. “A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It’s time for that, right?”
We’re not the only ones psyched to see Bey in that costume — the singer would love to fill that leotard. “I would definitely have to keep it right for that costume…It sure would be handy to have that lasso. To make everybody tell the truth? I need that. It would come in very handy.”
Beyonce’s just the latest in a long line of rumored Wonder Women. Check out our gallery of ladies in line for the role.
Praise be! The Cassanova of Adult-Contemporary Music has returned to his beloved blog, and he’s addressing all the questions and concerns you’ve had in his absence. That’s right! Yesterday, John Mayer returned to the blogging fold in order to make us aware of his whereabouts (which we pretty much knew about from UsWeekly) and his side project (code name: Jennifer Aniston?).
Seems John-Boy has tired of playing games with the paparazzi for his own personal gain, and from here on out is going to be laying low, “[concentrating] on keeping my heart and soul correct and then redecorat[ing] around it.” More important than anything though, Mayer is happy — and who wouldn’t be? Being hounded by the same paparazzi you invited into your life sounds great, and who could overlook the career joys of being a tabloid staple first, and a musician second?
Tonight is Monday Night Football, but for many fans, the stands are just as action-packed as the field is, thanks to the wives and girlfriends of NFL players. With the recent announcement that Playboy Playmate (and Hef-ex) Kendra Wilkinson is off the market thanks to Philadelphia Eagles’ Hank Baskett, Scandalist started thinking of some other pro-ballers who get just as much hot action off the field as they do on. From Tom Brady‘s lady love Gisele Bundchen to Jessica Simpson and her career-damaging relationship with Tony Romo, check out the hottest first ladies of football.
Much like it was a big week in America, it was also a big week in Jolly Old England: Blake Fielder-Civil, more commonly known as Mr. Amy Winehouse, was released from jail after a year behind bars. Seems Mr. Winehouse got himself caught up with the law when he tried to prevent a witness from testifying in another court case against him — Wino sure can pick ‘em! And while Blake’s serving a mandatory term in rehab before he’s completely paid his debt to society, we’ve got the perfect playlist for when he uses his wife’s money to buy himself a brand new iPod. From his initial rendezvous with his uber-talented wife to his newfound “Sweet Freedom,” we’ve got the soundtrack for his ex-con lifestyle.
Amy Winehouse — “Rehab”
Marilyn Manson — “I Don’t Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me)”
Weezer — “We Are All On Drugs”
AC/DC – “Jailbreak”
Michael McDonald — “Sweet Freedom”